Revision On Travel With Firearms Out of the US

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Please see the attached press release regarding firearms and international hunts.

Apr 23 2015
Hoeven: U.S. Hunters No Longer Required to Register With IRS to Take Personal Firearms on International Hunts

Senator Secures CBP's Commitment to Return to Previous Travel Forms

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will no longer require U.S hunters traveling internationally to obtain an IRS identification number in order to bring personal weapons on hunting trips outside the U.S. At a meeting early Wednesday with U.S. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, Hoeven secured a commitment from the agency to return to the paper process used by international hunters for years, while updates are made to the automated reporting system for exporting weapons. Kurlekowske said the agency’s web site would be updated later today.
“Hunters should not have to register as a business with the IRS in order to bring their weapons and ammunition on international hunting trips,” said Hoeven. “This is an unnecessary and burdensome requirement on law-abiding citizens. We appreciate that CBP has recognized this and will return to their original forms for international hunters, while they update their automated system to recognize the difference between a commercial exporter and a sportsman traveling on a hunting trip to Canada or another country.”
CBP recently began enforcing regulatory changes from 2012 requiring U.S. hunters to comply with commercial export requirements when transporting firearms outside the U.S. for personal use. Under these requirements, in order for a U.S. hunter to take personal weapons to another country temporarily, the individual would have to register the weapon in the Automated Export System (AES) and provide a transaction number to CBP.
The AES is designed for commercial exporters and requires all users to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS in order to access the system. CBP has acknowledged that forcing hunters to obtain an EIN is not appropriate. Under the agreement reached this week, the agency will allow international hunters to use the original paper process while CBP works with the Department of State on an appropriate long-term solution.
http://www.hoeven.senate.gov/p...be-9c15-b5fb71a76999


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Laura Evans
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DOH !!!!!!!!!!!.............yesterday I emailed NZ police and cancelled my firearm import application.

Oh, well.........I'm gonna roll with my bow anyways. I've already killed a chamois with my bow so now I need to bowkill a tahr.
 
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There has been some conversation on this topic lately. Figured I would share this to clarify and simplify (as simple as Gov lingo may be) the process.

Requirements for temp and permanent export of firearms, per Customs and Border Protection:

Temporary Export:
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/323/kw/export firearm
Interim while AES is worked on for temp.
In the interim, CBP will continue to follow their long standing practice of issuing and certifying a Certificate of Registration (CBP Form 4457). During this time, when a traveler contacts CBP to register their firearm for export and reentry, CBP will:
Complete a CBP Form 4457 to ensure a problem-free return to the U.S., and
Provide a fact sheet about the regulation and how to comply in the interim.


Permanent Export:
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/388/kw/export firearm
 

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NR tag fees = RT airfare LAX to NZ
No winning lottery ticket needed, unless you want to pay tens of thousands of $ for a canned hunt.
 
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